RAFF is just one of many community and anti-fracking groups who have put their name to this letter delivered to Theresa May on behalf of the National Trust who are facing bullying threats of legal action by INEOS if they refuse to allow seismic testing on their land.
You can read the full letter here.
FRACK FREE UNITED
13 March 2018
For immediate release
On behalf of a nationally supported coalition of signatories, a letter has been issued to Prime Minister Theresa May, in united support for the National Trust who are facing bullying threats of legal action by INEOS if they refuse to allow seismic testing on their land.
With seven out of eight national fracking applications having been rejected by local councils this year already, this is timely news: fracking is deeply unpopular in all communities it is being forced upon.
Steve Mason from Frack Free United said:
“This letter sends a clear message to the prime minister, that fracking is not the way to go. When will the penny drop? Fracking is not necessary and it is clearly not wanted. The National Tryst are duty-bound to protect the land in their care. This government have given permission to a corporation – INEOS – to take this national institution to court.”
The letter signatories are from national NGOs, such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, The World Wide Fund for Nature, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Food and Water Campaign Against Climate Change and Campaign for National Parks.
Many eminent scientists and academics have signed, with notable climate activists Vivienne Westwood and her son, Joe Corré also signing. UK anti-fracking community groups are also amongst over 70 signatories.